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Sandon Beach (NSW 56) commences on the south side of Brooms Head, where it is known as the Back Beach (Fig. 4.35), and curves gently to the south for 7.3 km terminating in lee of Plover Island, as the mouth of the Sandon River, where it swings round to face northwest. In the north the beach faces east and is well exposed to waves and has an energetic double bar system, further complicated by reefs extending for a few hundred metre south of Brooms Head. The Back Beach is popular with surfers who surf the beach and reef breaks. A lookout on 30 m high Brooms Head provides a good view south along the beach, with a walk track providing access. Well developed rips dominate most of the beach, cutting across the usually attached inner bar, while the outer bar extends south to within 1 km of Plover Island.
Beach Length: 7.3km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10

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Formal parking area
Formal parking area



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